Saturday, April 21, 2007

If There's a Hell Below, They're All Going to Go

Can all these cronies of President Job really be this incompetent and corrupt, or is it just that the technology age makes their transgressions all the more transparent? Between Alberto Gonzales - who simultaneously concedes mistakes were made and confusion rife in the firing of several U.S. attorneys, yet defends the mysteriously baseless decisions all the same, earning him the even more mysterious support of the Pres - and Paul Wolfowitz - who favored his foreign national girlfriend with a job, a raise and even an unheard of security clearance - it's amazing and sad to see these losers hanging on for so long.

That goes for their superiors as well, international embarassments so extreme and nefarious at their core that, ironically, I don't think it will be hard to undue the damage they've done (Iraq aside). Notice how quickly the Senate undid certain provisions of the Patriot Act - 98-2, no less - when they discovered how badly it robbed them of power? Expect that on an even larger scale once Job and his crew are gone. It'll be like a big oil spill clean-up. The sense of relief around the globe will be palpable, akin to the end of a World War or the death of a dictator even if American policies don't change very much. After all, that's been the U.S. in a nutshell. Sure, we do bad stuff, and always have. Same with every country, without exception. But in the past our gift has been to at least do it all with a smile or a hint of good intentions. Our current long national nightmare - two more years of this !? - shows what happens when the people in charge barely even pretend what they're doing is right. Only a fool believe that and, fortunately, most of those fools will be out with dirty water at the end of the term as well.


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